Glaswegian Alt-Rockers DONNIE WILLOW Reveal Stop Motion Video For ‘Toys’
June 2017 UK Tour Dates w/ Rory Indiana Announced
Exhibition EP Details Revealed
Preorder Ltd. Edition 10” Vinyl Now
Released 9th June via Sunbird Records
Following support at BBC Radio One and Kerrang! Radio for previous single ‘Blessed Company’, Glaswegian alt-rockers Donnie Willow have today revealed the video for ‘Toys’, the new single taken from their forthcoming EP Exhibition set for release on 9th June 2017 via Sunbird Records.
The EP will be released digitally and on limited edition 10” vinyl, and is available to pre-order now: https://donniewillow.bandcamp.com/
Previously released single ‘Blessed Company’ and ‘Toys’ will come as immediate downloads with all preorders.
Commenting on the track, frontman Arthur Piddington said: “Toys is a song about money: the endless cycle of working a job you don’t want to work so that you can afford to take another step closer to what it is you actually want to do, and then feeling like you’re back at square one.
“Personally, it was about the three of us maxing out overdrafts so that we could record and release the last record, ‘Inhale. Exhale.’ A worthy investment in our opinion, but we are still repaying some of those debts. At the time of writing the song I was also very conscious of the fact I needed to replace broken gear, but couldn’t really afford to do so.
“Eventually, one day I just thought, ‘F*ck it’ and bought a new guitar. Totally worth every penny, but financially it was a terrible idea. That decision inspired the lyrics of the track.”
Also announced are a run of UK tour dates for June 2017 with fellow alt-rock band Rory Indiana, including two special Scottish EP release show in Glasgow and Edinburgh (details below).
Exhibition is released 9th June via Sunbird Records
June 2017 UK Tour Dates:
JUNE 9th – GLASGOW – Nice’n’Sleazy
JUNE 10th – EDINBURGH – The Mash House
JUNE 11th – NEWCASTLE – THINK TANK? *
JUNE 13th – LONDON – The Old Blue Last*
JUNE 14th – BIRMINGHAM – Subside *
JUNE 15th – PRESTON – The Ferret *
JUNE 16th – DARWEN – Sunbird Records *
JUNE 17th – BOLTON – Alma Inn *
JUNE 18th – SWANSEA – The Scene Swansea *
* w/ Rory Indiana
2. Blessed Company
4. I Still Remember
Citing the likes of Reuben, Glassjaw, Deftones, Arcane Roots, Basement, Tubelord and TTNG as influences, it’s immediately clear from their new material that Donnie Willow have every intention of being every bit as vital as the bands they idolise.
Meshing the heaviest of riffs with a penchant for interesting time signatures, intricate guitar lines and interwoven vocal harmonies that power forth into expansive, unforgettable choruses, the enormous production on the new record courtesy of producer Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, Vukovi) and mastered by Ed Woods (Reuben, Twin Atlantic, The Xcerts, Manic Street Preachers) makes ‘Blessed Company’ a staggering introduction to their latest offering.
The band have been dominating local music scenes around the UK for the past few years with their attention grabbing live performances and fresh approach to song writing, building their widespread fan-base throughout the underground since forming in 2013, sharing the stage with the likes of Fatherson, Don Broco and Black Peaks with notable support from Rock Sound, Kerrang! and the BBC Radio One Rock Show.
Their critically acclaimed 2016 release Inhale, Exhale was the first marker of a band that clearly had the chops to compete with the best of their contemporaries, and the new record marks another bar raised for the trio. Beefier, bolder and even more experimental, this first glimpse of Exhibition promises even bigger things on the horizon for this young band.
Donnie Willow are:
Arthur Piddington – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Peter Bunting – Drums
Sam Peppiette – Bass, Vocals
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